LibriVox recording of The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, Read by Mil Nicholson.
Written in the years 1840 to 1841, when Dickens was twenty-eight years old, this is a ‘Road’ tale in the very best tradition. Little Nell Trent and her Grandfather are the main characters, who secretly set off from their home under cover of night, to escape the wicked dwarf Quilp. Pursued across England, their adventures lead them through poverty stricken city areas where several destitute people offer them aid on their way, into the countryside where they meet the strange, colorful, and sometimes menacing characters for which Dickens is so well known. Grandfather’s mind begins to wander, and he leans even more for help on Nell, who herself is feeling ill and weak. Eventually they reach a safe pasture with a kind gentleman and think their troubles may be over, but heart-breaking tragedy strikes.(Summary by Mil Nicholson)
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February 20, 2019 Subject:
Interesting story with a great villain
Mr. Dickens does such a wonderful job of creating interesting characters and painting superb word visions of an England now long past, but even in its golden age for short of meeting the needs of its working people. Nell and her grandfather are two of those characters and their wandering through early industrial Britain are brilliantly recorded.
The reader also deserves multiple kudos for her excellent reading. Thank you, ma'am, and thank Libravox for providing this story.
January 23, 2018 Subject:
old curiosity shop . mil nicholson
when i heard the voice of this reader i knew i was in for a treat.im not finished this wonderful book yet... i just had to say how delighted i am with this recording...thank you so very much!
September 11, 2011 Subject:
Great Book, Great Reader
As always a great book made even more memorable by the wonderful voice of Mil Nicholson